Life as a Female Cadet

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by NWW005, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. NWW005

    NWW005 Member

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    I am considering West Point as an option for college. I was wondering what it is like to attend West Point as a female? Do your classmates or teachers treat you differently that they do male cadets? Also, I wrestle, so I'm wondering if I would be able to try out for the wrestling team as a female.
     
  2. jagger19

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    People will only care that you're a girl if you choose to flaunt that fact and make them care.

    Teachers don't care if you're a girl, Cadets don't care if you're a girl, girls don't care if you're a girl, boys don't care if you're a girl. Just pull your weight like everyone else and nobody will give you a hard time, and if you fail to pull your weight and get reprimanded, it won't be because you're a girl, it'll be because you're not meeting the standard.

    You will be able to wrestle as a girl, and you will also be taking a core Boxing course, which I undoubtedly believe you will enjoy, as even the non-boxers generally enjoy it.
     
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  3. jl123

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    If you are talking about the Corps Squad (varsity) wresting team, I believe NCAA rules allow women to compete on men's wrestling teams - you would have to contact the coach to confirm. USMA sports allow walk-on tryouts. However, USMA wrestling is a competitive Division I program. Making the team as a walk-on is tough for anyone, male or female.

    Wrestling and Submission Grappling are co-ed intramural sports.
     
  4. NWW005

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    Thank you for your advice jagger19 and jl123
     
  5. Casey

    Casey USMA 2015 5-Year Member

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    Feel free to pm me if you have specific questions. For the majority of people, its a non-issue if you make it a non-issue. There will always be a few knuckle heads, but you'll find that in the private sector as well. If you do your job well, it doesn't matter what your gender is.